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Front cover of an Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) Safety Assessment Report

Safety Research Corporation of America (SRCA) provides Systems Safety Engineering services for clients involved with aircraft build and modification efforts. This qualitative discipline ensures aeronautical platforms are developed and modified in accordance with safety processes as mandated by the FAA and/or DoD. and in particular following tenets of MIL-STD-882E; System Safety, Aerospace Recommended Procedures (ARP) 4761; Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Processes on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment, Various Advisory Circulars regarding System Safety Analysis and Assessment for Part’s 23 and 25 certified aircraft, and others.

SRCA prides itself in delivering exceptionally detailed Safety Assessment Reports, conducting System Safety Working Group (SSWG) meetings, and remediating hazards with the design and production teams. Since 2017, SRCA has provided System Safety Engineering Services in numerous major commercial and DoD contracting efforts.

SRCA is expert in Electrical Wire Interconnect Systems (EWIS) and applying MIL-HDBK-522A; Guidelines for Inspection of Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems, AS50881G; Wiring, Aerospace Vehicle, and application of the Federal Aviation Regulation Subchapter C., Aircraft, Part 25., Airworthiness Standards, Subpart H, Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS), Parts 25.1701 through 25.1721 (inclusive), and others.

As a holistic SRCA has performed the following activities during build/modification processes that support System Safety Engineering Support:

  • Evaluated relevant engineering processes used to ensure conformity with applicable regulatory system safety requirements.
  • Evaluated the client's Quality Control processes.
  • Inspected aircraft at key build intervals to ensure that all installation actions meet the tenets of applicable standards.
  • Developed various assessment reports that contain any discrepancies discovered, as well as included recommendations for correction and long-term abatement.
  • Hold and moderate System Safety Working Group (SSWG) meetings with key personnel to discuss hazards and direct hazard elimination strategies.
  • Conduction of SSWG meetings.
  • Evaluated the build processes for any hazards discovered, logged such hazards, performed formal hazard analysis, and made recommendations to the SSWG.
  • Developed a memorialized archival report called the Safety Assessment Report (SAR), and on build programs developed requirements that became components of Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) IAW Advisory Circular (AC) 23.1309-1E; System Safety Analysis and Assessment for Aircraft and Components, and ARP 4761.

To conclude the Support program, SRCA compiles all Systems Safety Engineering efforts into a Safety Assessment Report (SAR). This report includes documented processes, inspections, meetings, documentation of hazards and all council level meetings that the program had generated.

Illustration of engineering process